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Pair of pellet bells (Horniman Museum M6.12.65/202 and M6.12.65/203). Two brass crotals on strings with fabric bobbles attached. Each crotal has one pellet, a loop on top, much cast decoration, a slit in its lower half and two or four dots in relief on each side.

Details

crotals
M6.12.65/203
Musical Instruments


112.13 vessel rattles
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Idiophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  crotals
object name:  pellet bell
catalogue title:  112.13 vessel rattles
display title:  112.13 vessel rattles

Place
Palestine; Asia
Additional place information
Palestine 
Date made
late 19th or early 20th century
Additional date information
late 19th or early 20th century 

Materials & techniques
copper alloy
Additional material & technique information
material: copper alloy (overall)

Use
These bells were used for traders' pack animals travelling the major land routes of Asia, such as the Silk Routes.


Related subjects
object name: crotals
classified as: 112.13 Vessel rattles

Record created 1999-12-26 by EMOWEN
Record last updated 2017-08-31 by XGVIEWS